It’s Not a Baseball Hall of Fame Without Pete Rose
A short trek down memory-lane for those of you who don’t remember back as far as the 1960s through 1980s. I've written on this before, but not for fourteen years.
Who was this ‘Charlie Hustle’ guy?
Ah, glad you asked. Whitey Ford of the opposing New York Yankees gave Pete the derisive nickname "Charlie Hustle" after Rose sprinted to first base after drawing a walk. The name stuck as he broke record after record in his career, mostly with the Cincinnati Reds.
Check out a few of those records
Yeah, take these stats for a test-drive to see if they pass the smell-test for the Baseball Hall of Fame:
Most in all these Major League Baseball categories: career at-bats (14,053), career plate appearances (15,890), career hits (4,256), career singles (3,215), career times on base (5,929), career outs (10,328), career games played (3,562), career winning games played (1,972), only player to play at least 500 games at five different positions (1B 939) (LF 671) (3B 634) (2B 628) (RF 595), career runs …